Thursday, December 15, 2011

Matisyahu No Beard Still Goes to Shul WNYC Interview VIDEO

In his  post, on twitter the 32-year-old rapper vaguely discusses his struggle to balance his individuality with organized religion.

"Sorry folks, all you get is me…no alias," he writes. "When I started becoming religious 10 years ago it was a very natural and organic process.  It was my choice.  My journey to discover my roots and explore Jewish spirituality-not through books but through real life.  At a certain point I felt the need to submit to a higher level of religiosity…to move away from my intuition and to accept an ultimate truth.  I felt that in order to become a good person I needed rules-lots of them-or else I would somehow fall apart.  I am reclaiming myself.  Trusting my goodness and my divine mission."

He continues, "Get ready for an amazing year filled with music of rebirth.  And for those concerned with my naked face, don't worry…you haven't seen the last of my facial hair."